Mexico City, June 3 (IANS/EFE) Five people were killed when a small plane went down on the highway that connects Mexico City to the city of Queretaro, the communications and transportation secretariat said.
The twin-engine M3 aircraft belonging to Aeronaves TSM crashed at 2:35 p.m. on Tuesday while on a test flight near the Bernardo Quintana Industrial Park, the secretariat said in a statement.
The crash happened “a short time after take-off” and the cause has not been determined, the Queretaro Intercontinental Airport control tower said.
The highway was closed on the Mexico City-Queretaro side so emergency services personnel could access the crash site.
Firefighters, federal police officers and army troops responded to the crash.